Kershaw & Associates, Inc.

Providing tax and business advice on a long term basis

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Licensing & Credentials

State of Oregon requires paid tax preparers to be a CPA, Attorney, LTP or LTC to prepare tax returns
in the state of Oregon. IRS is in the process of implementing a nationwide standard and registration
of all tax preparers (with a few exceptions) unless already an EA, CPA or Attorney.

LTP: Licensed Tax Preparer is issued by the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners.
This requires successfully completing the 80 hour tax course
and passing a in-depth test on personal taxes & ethics.
In future years maintain minimum of 30 hours of continuing education each year

LTC: Licensed Tax Consultant is issued by the Oregon Board of Tax Practitioners.
This requires having worked as a licensed tax preparer not less than 1100 hours,
passing a in-depth examination and to maintain minimum of 30 hours of continuing education each year

EA: Enrolled Agent is a certificate of enrollment to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.
This requires passing a in-depth 3-part examination
and to a maintain minimum of 24 hours of continuing education each year.

CPA: is licensed & regulated by each state's Board of Accountancy.
CPA license covers a wide variety of work from specializing in accounting to specializing in
taxation. We are not a CPA firm.

Our firm is composed of Licensed Tax Consultants,
Enrolled agents and Licensed Tax Preparers. Also QuickBooks ProAdvisors.

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